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Milliet, Sylvia Win WOGA Classic
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Americans Abigail Milliet and Meredith Sylvia claimed the all-around titles at the WOGA Classic, held Saturday evening in Frisco, Texas.


Abigail Milliet (Denton Gymnastics)

The host club topped the team competition, defeating Russia and Great Britain.

Milliet topped the senior competition with a 55.75, scoring a high of 15.00 on vault. Milliet trains at Denton Gymnastics with Romanian-born coaches Aurel and Rodica Lazar.

Ukrainian talent Maria Livchikova was the only other gymnast to compete all four events, totaling 51.70.

Katelyn Ohashi skipped floor exercise, but impressed on uneven bars (15.00) and balance beam (15.80). On beam, she had a large wobble on her ff, ff, layout full, but hit a standing Arabian to sissone combination and stuck her double pike dismount.

Sylvia, who trains at the Parkettes club in Pennsylvania, won the junior all-around title with 53.80. She had the top scores on uneven bars (Maloney; toe-full to Tkatchev; double layout; 13.40).

Laurie Hernandez (MG Elite) took second all-around (51.50) over Britain's Rhyannon Jones (50.75).

Ellie Downie, younger sister of British Olympian Becky Downie, placed seventh. She tied Polina Shchennikova for the high score on vault with 13.90.

Russian-born Irina Alexeeva, 10, had the highest score of the junior competition (14.45) with a difficult and artistic balance beam routine (switch ring; Onodi; ff, layout, layout; switch leap, back tuck; RO, double back). She also had the top mark on floor exercise (double pike; 1 1/2 to front full; 2 1/2) for a charming routine set to Russian music. Alexeeva followed coach Dina Kamalova from Moscow's CSKA club to WOGA several years ago and is seeking U.S. citizenship.

External Link: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Official Website

2013 WOGA Classic
Feb. 16, Frisco, Texas

TeamVTUBBBFXTotal
1. WOGA 28.25 29.70 30.35 26.75 115.05
2. Russia 25.75 25.95 22.70 25.50 99.90
3. Great Britain 27.60 22.45 25.10 24.60 99.75

Senior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Abigail Milliet Denton 15.00 13.30 14.00 13.45 55.75
2. Maria Livchikova Ukraine 13.50 11.50 13.85 12.85 51.70
3. Katelyn Ohashi WOGA 14.30 15.00 15.80 45.10
4. Sabrina Schwab WOGA 13.90 13.65 13.40 40.95
5. Madison Kocian WOGA 13.95 14.70 28.65
6. Krystyna Sankova Ukraine 13.65 13.65

Junior All-AroundVTUBBBFXTotal
1. Meredith Sylvia Parkettes 13.80 13.40 13.60 13.00 53.80
2. Laurie Hernandez MG Elite 13.75 13.25 12.80 11.70 51.50
3. Rhyannon Jones Great Britain 13.70 12.65 12.30 12.10 50.75
4. Polina Shchennikova Tigar CO 13.90 12.30 11.10 13.00 50.30
5. Alexandra Yazydzhyan Russia 12.95 13.35 10.70 12.95 49.95
5. Kristina Yaroshenko Russia 12.80 12.60 12.00 12.55 49.95
7. Ellie Downie Great Britain 13.90 9.80 12.80 12.50 49.00
8. Alyssa Baumann WOGA 13.75 11.45 13.10 38.30
9. Jelle Beullens Belgium 13.20 12.40 11.10 36.70
10. Irina Alexeeva WOGA 14.55 13.35 27.90
11. Lauren Farley WOGA 13.45 13.45
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